I'm about up to -! here with some browsers !!
I've hated MS Internet Exploder since I don't know when, mainly because it
always seemed to be trying to control me, and I have uninstalled it as far as
I seem to be able to.
Older versions of Opera are very fast and generally do exactly as asked, but
can't handle the code used by some sites, such as facebook; and I am given
to understand they pose some kind of security risk. So I try and use them
Mozilla seems to spend much of its time trying to second-guess my
intentions especially when navigating around my computer directories, and
so wastes a huge amount of my time while it makes the computer hang.
Chrome, which I use very little, seems to do something the same. I see it
uses streaming updates, which is possibly all the near continuous uploading
and downloading when I'm using broadband, and which slows things to a
Sometimes in a fit of frustration I just pull the broadband plug out in the
I break something. I think that works because I don't seem to see a repeat
of that activity for a while. If I click "disconnect" it takes forever, and I
suspect it is just tidying up its affairs while it thinks about disconnecting.
I have killed many of the auto-updates that I don't think are of significance,
using Bob P's excellent program.
Bob mentioned Safari as a good ( only? ) alternative. I think I'll give that a
Avast and Malwarebytes reveal nothing sinister on my machine, but I'm not
totally convinced that there is nothing sinister taking place. I wonder if my
machine sometimes has been taken over by someone using it for other
purposes - there is such a high packet-count going both ways - in and out.
If I switch to dialup, most of the nonsense stops. But it takes forever then to
view your images on many of the web-sites used; there is such a large
overhead cost in the form of clever-clogs code.
At last that's off my chest. !
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/